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Ballyhickey Mine, Quin, Ennis, Co. Clare, Irelandi
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Ballyhickey MineMine
Quin- not defined -
Ennis- not defined -
Co. ClareCounty
IrelandCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 52° 50' 23'' North , 8° 51' 52'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 52.83972,-8.86444
GeoHash:G#: gc3sw71je
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Quin935 (2013)2.4km
Tulla662 (2013)7.5km
Ennis24,427 (2016)8.2km
Kilkishen520 (2013)8.8km
Kilmurry291 (2013)8.9km


Victorian era lead mine discovered in 1834 and worked sporadically until 1854. The vast majority of production occurred between 1834-1838 and quickly died off shortly thereafter as the deposit was highly localised albeit extremely rich.

The mine tips were removed in 1983. All that remains today are a chimney stack and 30m deep by 60m long flooded opencast. Some very minor amounts of spoil can be found amongst the trees alongside the opencast.

R 418770
ITM 539845 676123

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
British IslesGroup of Islands
Ireland (island)Island

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Galena
Formula: PbS
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
SSulfur
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Early Carboniferous
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3143524
Dinantian

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{limestone}, Minor{claystone,sandstone}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Early Carboniferous
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3192030
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Cole, G.A.J. - Memoir of Localities of Minerals of Economic Importance and Metalliferous Mines in Ireland. (p.119)
Cowman, D. (1992). The Mid-Nineteenth Century Lead Mines of County Clare. North Munster Antiquarian journal, Vol. XXXIV, 67-78.

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